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Students from eight local tertiary institutions explored and sharpened their leadership skills through seminars, forums and workshops at the Student Leadership Conference 2001. But there was more to the conference than learning the qualities of leadership.
Vision, intellect, critical thinking, team building and effective communication are essential skills for leaders in a democratic regime, Ms Fanny Law, Secretary for Education and Manpower, told participants at the opening ceremony of the Student Leadership Conference 2001.
A bugle call has been sounded for the reform of CityU's undergraduate education, as the march began last week in the University's battle to redraw its "AURORA" development strategy.
One of the most important environmental issues of our time—marine pollution—is being examined and discussed at the Third International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology.
French is one of the major languages of the world. It is the official language of 33 countries. More than 131 million people speak French. There are more than 400 French companies and 5,000 French nationals or French speakers living in Hong Kong.
Learning has as much to do with what happens outside the classroom as inside. To enhance the learning experience of science and engineering students, CityU has launched a cross-border Industrial Attachment Scheme.
Organized for the fourth year by the Offices of Institutional Advancement, the Teachers Update Course (TUC) 2001 will be held on 19 June and on 27-29 June at CityU. Among the 12 sessions to be covered this year are three new subjects: Chinese Language & Culture, Web Teaching and Teaching Enhancement. Other subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/Statistics, Computer Studies, Economics and Finance, Principles of Accounts, Use of English and Student Counselling.
The College's Division of Language Studies (LS) received a donation of $100,000 from Soka Gakkai International of Hong Kong Ltd at a presentation ceremony held at CityU on 18 April. The donation will be used to purchase Japanese language teaching materials for the Applied Japanese Studies programme. It is the second time the Division has received a donation from Soka Gakkai - the first was a series of 25 volumes of the Japanese version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
It may come as a surprise to readers that CityU's College of Higher Vocational Studies caters to more than one third of the students enrolled at the University.
In this issue of Linkage, Professor David Randall, Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Biology and Chemistry, and Mr Arthur Leung, Director of Campus Planning, chat to us about their favourite authors and what they are currently reading.

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